Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei, Chisinau

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Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei, housed in a former boys' gymnasium that was nearly destroyed in a 1977 earthquake, explores world history and the national heritage of the country. The museum holds both permanent and temporary exhibits. Explore fascinating collections ranging from ancient archeological items to more modern pieces, such as weapons and armor and collections of photographs. Of particular note is the 45 x 11 m (148 x 36 ft) canvas and diorama depicting the Iasi-Chisinau Operation, a battle fought in World War II between the German and Romanian forces and Russian forces. The museum offers guided tours in English for a small fee, and there is access to free WiFi in the building's courtyard. Arrange your visit to Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chisinau using our Chisinau itinerary builder.
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  • I stumbled on this museum whilst walking around Chisinau with my friend completely by accident. Seeing that the entry price was merely €1, we decided to have a look around, though we arrived just befo...  more »
  • First thing to do when you arrive in Chisinau is visit this museum. The history of Moldava and Bessarabia makes you understand a bit the psyche of the people here. The exposition on the Soviet era is ...  more »
  • While you stay in Chisinau, you should certainly visit this Museum because you get a good overview of Moldovian History throughout the centuries. The size of the Museum ist just right, not too big, no...  more »
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  • Visited this Museum twice in my life and still feel like want to go again. So many interesting and rare things to see here. Very large beautifully arranged rooms. This is a must visit place in Chisinau.
  • Some nice locations, but pure collection. The museum is ok for Moldova.
  • An absolutely fantastic museum, charting Moldova from pre-history to the present day. All exhibits are clearly and intelligently labelled in English. I would rate it as one of the best national museums in Europe, and you're likely to have it almost to yourself!
  • Great collection. Temporary exhibitions are held on the first floor. Entrance fee 10 MDL. Free WiFi. Guided tours in English 100 lei per person (5 persons minimum). Other languages are available.
  • Fantastic collections located into a single museum (Guns, Numismatic, Old books, Philately, and many more).